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The Daily Plant : Friday, October 29, 2010

This Weekend In Parks: Halloween Edition

The annual Parks Pumpkin Festival is in Central Park this Saturday.
Daniel Avila

Pumpkin Festival
Join NYC Parks and HUB TV this Saturday, October 30 for the Pumpkin Festival, New York City’s annual celebration of the fall harvest season in leafy Central Park! The Pumpkin Festival takes the very best traditions of the autumn season and offers them all for FREE! This year, the Pumpkin Festival features the Circus Berzerkus Haunted House, a citywide Scarecrow competition, face-painting, entertainment, the New York Rangers Road Tour, and more! All kids take home a free pumpkin.

Halloween
Can’t make it to Pumpkin Festival? There are plenty of scary events near you all weekend! Check out some of the events below, or visit our website to find many more! From the history of Halloween to pumpkin-picking, from family fairs to spook-tacular haunted houses, there’s an event this weekend that will be right for every ghoul and goblin. Visit www.nyc.gov/parks to see the event listings.

Saturday, October 30, 2010
Fort Tryon Autumn Nature Walk with Chief Naturalist Mike Feller
8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Inwood Hill Nature Center, Manhattan

Halloween Event
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
St. James Recreation Center, Bronx

Halloween Festival
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

The Legend of Heyerdahl Hill: A Haunted Hike
1:00 p.m.
High Rock Park Ranger Station, Staten Island

Thriller at the Battery
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Fort Totten Visitor’s Center, Queens

Sunday, October 31, 2010
Halloween Kidz Karnival
12:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Pier 46, Manhattan

Children’s Fall Fest
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Queens Farm Museum, Queens

Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Decker Farm, Staten Island

Thriller on the Bronx River
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Olinville Playground, Bronx

Howl-o-ween
12:00 p.m.
Canine Court, Bronx

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing; For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble,
Double, double toil and trouble.”
William Shakespeare
(1564-1616)

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsEast 72nd St Playground

The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.

ParkCentral Park

As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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